A Regrettable Detour

Courtesy of Sobero family.

American hostage Guillermo Sobero is believed to have been beheaded.

The last time Fanny Sobero saw her husband Guillermo, it was late afternoon on May 23 at their suburban home in the chaparral-covered hills of Corona, California. Kids were shooting hoops in the fading light, and Sobero, in khaki shorts and a T shirt, was out in the driveway, slinging a yellow backpack into his Toyota pickup. Fanny thought her husband was heading up to Lake Havasu in Arizona to do some fishing and celebrate his 40th birthday, but she wasn't sure. She and Sobero didn't speak to each other much, unless it was about their impending...

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